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OpenStack Cloud Computing Cookbook by Kevin Jackson

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Creating a sandbox environment with VirtualBox

Creating a sandbox environment using VirtualBox allows us to discover and experiment with the OpenStack Compute service, known as Nova . VirtualBox gives us the ability to spin up virtual machines and networks without affecting the rest of our working environment and is freely available from http://www.virtualbox.org for Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. This test environment can then be used for the rest of this chapter.

It is assumed the computer you will be using to run your test environment in has enough processing power and has hardware virtualization support (modern AMDs and Intel iX processors) with at least 4 GB RAM. Remember we're creating a virtual machine that itself will be used to spin up ...

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